“Spirit of ‘69” Ska Special with The Reggulaters
Sunday 29th March
9am – 5pm
Ace Cafe London’s annual Scooter Sunday, to be held at the cafe 9am to 5pm, Sunday 29th March, celebrates not only the two-wheeled blue smoke of Lambrettas and Vespas, but also the 1968 founding in London NW10 of Trojan Records, see link:
Trojan’s rapid growth during its first year was due in no small part to the development of a working class youth movement that embraced, this then new to Britain, Jamaican Reggae music as part and parcel of its culture. The purchasing power of this fast developing young demographic resulted in an explosion in sales in the summer of 1969, a moment known and recognised since by the term “Spirit of ‘69”!
For a magnificent Double-Barrel day of the “Most turnin’ stormin’ sound o’soul”, skanking n’ stompin’ with the five-piece band The Reggulaters, playing the best in old school Trojan Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady, from artists like Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Justin Hinds, The Pioneers, Toots & the Maytals and a whole lot more at the Ace from noon, this Scooter Sunday Special is for all those Rudy’s, Skins and Suedes that “Keep the Faith”!
Two Ace raffle prize goodie packs are up for grabs on the day to includes items courtesy of Trojan Records, a pair of tickets to attend the forthcoming Jukebox & Retro Fair and, teaming up with Mortons the publishers, subscriptions to “Scootering” and “Classic Scooterist” magazines!
Spend £5 or more over the counter from 10am and receive a raffle ticket.
Draw to be held at 3pm.